|Silk hankies are the funnest thing to dye!!|
I've been dyeing, spinning, dyeing, winding, spinning, fleece sorting, spinning, dyeing, knitting. It's just a shame there needs to be time away from the wheels and fleece to go to work. I mean, I like my job, but I can't exactly keep my wheel by my desk........or can I???
It's fascinating how different fibres take colour differently. Silk sucks colour up like a thirsty kid with a milkshake.
Another thing I've found is that the colours I might think I need to make up a certain shade on fleece aren't necessarily the ones you'd imagine. Colour is unpredictable and that's one of the reasons I love dyeing so much.
I just dyed up a batch of Shetland fibre for a shawl in a beautiful blue. The shades of blue I was going for were heathery and kind of blurred. I used two shades of grey and also black - no blue dye went anywhere near the pot - weird, right?
|This is my favourite batch of hankies for the shop so far - it's like a Turner seascape.|